The Lost Empire of Atlantis: History's Greatest Mystery Revealed

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After a chance conversation in Egypt in 2008, bestselling historian Gavin Menzies launched himself on a quest that would reveal the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis and her destruction. Through an examination of documentary and academic research, metallurgy, ancient shipbuilding and navigation techniques, artefacts and DNA evidence, Menzies slowly and painstakingly reveals a trading empire that spanned from the Great Lakes in North America to Kerala in India. And in doing so finally explains the incredible reality behind the legendary civilisation described by Plato and its disappearance. Reading like a real-life Indiana Jones story as ex-Royal Navy submarine captain, Menzies travels round the world in pursuit of his goal, this is epic, iconoclastic popular history.

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intriguing hypothesis ( THE INDEPENDENT)

The book is best viewed as an adventure story, trailing a fascinating but tantalisingly obscure lost ancient civilisation all over the world. It's tremendous fun, and captures a compelling portrait of the Minoans, pieced together by evidence. ( ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS)

Menzies's theory on why the Minoans disappeared so abruptly is fascinating. ( THE LADY)

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The bestselling author of 1421: The Year the Chinese Discovered the World uncovers the truth behind the mystery of Atlantis.

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